The biggest political kerfuffle this week definitely had to do with Kellyanne Conway’s “dressgate” imbroglio. Many on the right and – predictably – the left went into full freakout mode for what was, at heart, a defense of “First Daughter,” Ivanka Trump, albeit poorly executed.
But Kellyanne has company. Surprising company.
Yes, move over, Kellyanne – Michelle Obama admitted to using her influence to give a “boost” to young designers. In a November 2016 interview with Vogue, the FLOTUS is on record, according to the Washington Examiner:
In an interview with Vogue, First Lady Michelle Obama explicitly acknowledged that one of the questions she considered when choosing fashion designers was, “Can I give them a boost?”
According to Vogue, Obama remarked, “There are definitely designers that I love, people I love to work with. And who they are as people matters. Are they good people? Do they treat their staff well? Do they treat my staff well? Are they young? Can I give them a boost?”
The implication here, of course, is that Michelle Obama deliberately exploited her position as first lady to “boost” the sales of private businesses.
Did you ever hear about that? Did Congress launch any ethics investigations? Once again, it smells like a giant-sized case of “rules for thee and not for me.”
Unfortunately, it’s too late to do anything actionable now, with Mrs. Obama out of the White House. As for Kellyanne, thankfully, she has a boss that “supports [her] 100%” – along with conservatives all around the country!
[Note: This post was written by Marie Stroughter. Follow her on Twitter @MarieStroughter]